Tameka Jackson-Dyer, IBCLC, CHW
Peer-to-Peer Milk Sharing in a Pandemic: A Community-based Response to Food Insecurity
Tameka Jackson-Dyer IBCLC, CHW, CLE, CLS is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant who has a decade of experience working in WIC clinics, Baby Friendly hospitals, OB clinics and in the community. She began her career in lactation as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor with several Metro Detroit WIC agencies and earned certifications as a Lactation Educator, Community Health Worker and Lactation Specialist during her time there. She assisted Coffective with their Cultural Competence Project for the reboot of their mobile app and is currently working on several other projects with them around WIC agencies and hospital task forces. She serves as the Breastfeeding Subject Matter Expert for Eastern Michigan University under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (CDC-REACH) Healthy Asian-American Project (HAAP). Tameka also acts as the Lactation Consultant for the HAAP partnership with Wayne County Healthy Communities (WCHC) under the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Building REACH Community Breastfeeding Continuity of Care Project. In addition to her work with EMU, WCHC & Coffective, the wife & mother of three is an IBLCE Continuing Education Content Reviewer for Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI), Chair of the Metro Detroit/ Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition, volunteer mentor with Sisterfriends Detroit, admin for God’s Liquid Gold breastfeeding support/ education Facebook page, founding member of Southeast Michigan IBCLC’s of Color and owner of CrazyMilkLady Lactation Support Services, LLC., providing prenatal education and postpartum breastfeeding assistance through home visits in the metro Detroit area.